School Scares

This week the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics will release some chilling numbers on fear of crime affecting students between 12 and 19. Some findings:

About 24% of black students in central cities and 18% of white students feared being attacked going to and from school. Among suburbanites, 15% of blacks and 12% of whites said they feared such attacks.

In central cities, 25% of white students and 22% of black students feared being attacked at school In the suburbs, 20% of whites and 21% of blacks feared attacks.

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